"The ABA has had many league meetings, said Joe Newman, ABA CEO. But in our 13 years, weve never had one on the scale as the ABA Mega Conference. The program put together by Co-Chairman Christy Lancaster, owner of the Inland Empire Invaders, and Al Smith, owner of the Orange County Novastars, far exceeds anything weve ever attempted before. It will be a truly amazing four days on and off the court.
May 29th - June 1st.
I actually might go out to Vegas to see this event myself. The ABA has a unique way of making the mundane turn hilarious.
"If games are missed, it hurts no one" ...... ABA CEO Joe Newman 2/9/09
Due to numerous threats of legal action from certain people.......all of the above is my opinion only and it should be noted that I have never invested in the ABA. It is simply one mans opinion.
That announcement was posted by "Buddy Walker". He's credible. LMAO.
I may attend. Surely I could pick up a job as an owner, player, dancer or cheerleader, or better yet KW...as an intern.
"American Bar Association (ABA) Transportation Megaconference"
Maybe Joe can sue the American Bar Association for infringement...
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There is a substantial listing of different packages to purchase, including tickets, access to executives, and even entry into a dunk contest. Of course, that is if you can get tickets...
So apparently it's sold out. Wait, or maybe… if they work really really really hard… But isn't it already over?"Sorry, It appears our event may be at full capacity. Please contact us directly and we will work our hardest to find room for you to attend this valuable conference."
Next are the full "Event Details", posted here complete with grammatical errors and misspellings… My comments are also interspersed below.
So teams should spend all this money so their dancers can understand (I mean 'understsand') their roles on the team, which is now a 'powerful organization'? I won't even go into the grammar…"THE ABA MEGA CONFERENCE IS THE CONFERENCE OF A LIFETIME!
This conference has been designed to provide priceless networking opportunities, build long lasting relationships between team owners, general managers and sponsors all needing to engage in business and expand their product or service. This conference was also created with the intention to help players, dancers and staff understsand their key roles to sustaining a powerful organization such their teams that are part of the ABA (American Basketball Association).
There's a five-year wait to sponsor other sports teams in competing leagues? I thought I could just, uh, pay the money and get my ads displayed...AFFORDABLE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE WITHOUT THE 5 YEAR WAIT UNLIKE OTHER SPORTS LEAGUES!
"To date"? Meaning since the formation of the league, or currently? BIG difference.The ABA is the LARGEST basketball organization in the United States with over 90 professional teams to date.
First of all… there would be no NBA without the ABA? Hmm… which league was founded first? I thought so. And who exactly was quoted saying that?Many know the history of the ABA but for those who don't check this out!!
The ABA has been around since the 1960's. In the late 70's there was a merger between the ABA and the NBA. Many have been quoted saying "There would be no NBA without the ABA" this has proven true for many years considering many of the practices that make basketball fun and exciting are those plays introduced by the ABA such as the 3 point play, the dunk contest, All-Star competition, faster pace of play and most important the recruitment of underclassman.
Also, I thought Joe Newman said the (nonexistent) draft was specifically designed to make sure that "education trumps basketball", and thus, shouldn't be recruiting underclassm(e)n. I know this is a different ABA, but… wait a second… this isn't the same ABA! D'oh!
"The CEO". Does he have a name?The ABA is the premiere basketball organization providing opportunities for 1000's of players each year. They have also made their mark being the largest organization to promote minority and women owners throughout the organization. What many have thought of as a man dominated sport is no longer the case thanks to the forward thinking ABA.
THE ABA IS PRO-COMMUNITY WHICH MAKE OWNERSHIP ENJOYABLE AND SUCCESSFUL!
During the conference you can get valuable information on how to break into the Sports Management industry particulary the ABA. We are very excited to announce the CEO will be present at this conference and there will be a special panel discussion for those interested in joining the ABA family without spending millions. Sports and Entertainment is the #1 industry in the WORLD. Where are you investing your money?
YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT! INCREASE YOUR REVENUE NOW!
This years conference is proudly being hosted by the Inland Empire Invaders and Orange County Novastars of the Southern California Region. Come have fun with us in Las Vegas. We can't wait to see you!
Have questions about ABA MEGA BASKETBALL CONFERENCE? Contact Inland Empire Invaders"
The NBA was around for 20 years prior to the establishment of the ABA and it has been 38 years since the merger of four teams into the older league.
The ABA's INFLUENCE on professional basketball was certainly impressive. Its style of play, its gimmicks, its ethos all changed the game for the better.
Of course, THAT ABA is not THIS ABA, no matter what the Spare Bedroom CEO would like you to believe.
I cannot fathom how we are still talking about this dumpster fire of a league almost 14 years later.